Assurance of Compliance

Assurance of Compliance Equity Laws

As part of the Assurance of Compliance, all districts must verify that there is a copy of each of the following laws in every building in the district. Below are links to the required laws. Please check with an advocate or Minnesota Department of Education Assurance of Compliance contact if you feel a link is out of date.

1. Minnesota Human Rights Act (Minn. Stat. § 363A)

2. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC § 2000d, et. seq.; 34 C.F.R. Part 100)

3. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC § 2000e, et. seq.; P.L. 88-352)

4. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 USC §§ 1681-1688; 34 C.F.R. Part 106)

5. Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 USC § 6101, 6102)

6. Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.04 – prohibits sex discrimination in athletic programs

7. Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.03 – requires school districts to have a policy prohibiting sexual/racial/religion harassment and violence

8. Minnesota Rules, Chapter 3535 – relating to equality of education opportunity, school desegregation, and prohibition of discriminatory practices

9. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 C.F.R. Part 104)

10. American with Disabilities Act (42 USC § 12101, et. seq)

11. Minnesota Rules, part 3500.0550 – relating to Inclusive Educational Program Plan

12. Denial of Equal Educational Opportunity Prohibited (20 USC § 1703)

13. Title VII of the Civile Rights Act of 1964 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (within Title VII) (42 USC § 2000e(k))

14. Fair Housing Act (42 USC § 3601, et. seq)

15. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 USC § 621)

16. Prohibition against Discrimination Based on Blindness (20 USC § 1684)

17. Office for Civil Rights Memo: September 27, 1991: Policy Update on Schools' Obligations Toward National Origin Minority Students With Limited-English Proficiency